Sam and Charlie and Sam Too are back and we are very glad to see their return. The charming trio once again entertains and educates early readers with a light touch accompanied by whimsical illustrations perfectly reflecting both the personalities and the stories. This time Charlie and the two Sams have fun as they shovel snow, celebrate Tu B’Shevat with a birthday party for a tree, find a Passover afikomen in a unique way, reach out to a friend with special kindness and sensitivity, spin dreidels and eat latkes. The gentle humor pokes its head out of every clearly written and easy to read page. Readers will wait for Sam, Charlie and Sam Too to return again and again. Recommended for ages 6 – 8.
Michal Hoschander Malen is the editor of Jewish Book Council’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A former librarian, she has lectured on topics relating to literacy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.